SLOCAN  () , village, pop 336 (2001), at the south end of SLOCAN LK in the W KOOTENAY, began in the 1890s as a service and transportation centre for the area's SILVER–lead mines. Incorporated as a city in 1901, it was at one time the end of line for rail travel into the valley and an important steamboat port. With the passing of the MINING boom it declined. During WWII Japanese Canadians from the Coast were interned at nearby Lemon Creek (...

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